Text and Drive

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Alieth Guerrero

English 1301

Professor Kessler

07 May, 2013

Text and Drive

I believe the person can wait till they arrive home so they can answer any

calls or text Messages. The person who is driving is responsible of their own actions , and

that’s the reason why they should think about it first not to their life on risk and others. If

the person text and drive, you’re 23 times more likely to have a car crash. Texting while

driving has become the number one driving distraction for many people. Drivers need to

be aware of the dangers and keep their attention on the road, not on their cell phones or

other mobile devices. The distraction caused by mobile phone use while driving impacts a

driver's reactions equivalent to driving under the influence. The legal limit for drivers 21

and over in all states." Another study found that 4 out of every 5 accidents (80%) are

attributed to distracted drivers. Mobile phone use while driving kills thousands each year

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 8 people die every day on

U.S. highways. Don't use a mobile phone while driving- don't text and drive Of all cell

phone related tasks. Including talking, dialing, or reaching for the phone - texting while

driving is the most dangerous. Teen drivers are four times more likely than adults to get

into car crashes or near crash events directly related to talking on a cell phone or texting.

A car driver talking on their phone is 1.3 times more likely to get into an accident Don’t

write, send or read a text message while driving. Even when stopped at a red light or in

traffic .These actions put you, and those around you, in danger the person may also be

breaking the law. Turn off your cell phone or PDA and put it in your pocket. Wait to use

the device until you are safely and legally parked beside the road. More than 5,000 people

die each year in vehicle crashes caused by distracted driving, many who were texting and

talking on cell phones behind the wheel, according to new research. Using a cell phone

while driving, whether it’s handheld or hands-free, delays a driver’s reactions as much as

having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent. Distractions can

include everything from eating, drinking and grooming to reading, using navigation

systems, adjusting a radio and even watching a video. These days one of the worst

distractions is texting. Most of the teenagers who use cell phone device use their cell

phones as a way to communicate with their partner not only that but also be sexting. What

most people don’t know is that it’s against the law. From what I know is that every cell -

phone company keeps in file of all the text’s and calls the person makes. I think it’s easy

for them to send a nude picture to a friend or girlfriend/boyfriend. But what they don’t

Know is they can get into deep trouble for sending nude pictures. young people and adults

have been exchanging sexually suggestive and explicit letters, messages and other

materials, so sexting shouldn't come as a big surprise. A photo shared between two people

can quickly become a viral phenomenon. We have seen this happen with various celebrity

photos and sex videos over the past few years. Photos and videos sent privately can easily

be shared with others. Sexting is currently illegal under federal law. It falls under the

creation, distribution and possession of child porn and is a felony offense. While some

lawmakers are working to change this, others are prosecuting both those taking the

pictures and those possessing them. 51% of teen girls cite pressure from guys as a reason

to send explicit messages, while only 18% of teen boys say so. This is of concern where there is already a power imbalance in a relationship or an issue with self-esteem. So,...
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